Vietnam, New Zealand networking event discusses CPTPP The Vietnam Trade Office partnered with the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the ASEAN-New Zealand Business Council to run the Vietnam-New Zealand Free Trade Breakfast last week, discussing various trade issues. The event gathered representatives from enterprises in Wellington and Auckland doing business in or have business transactions with Vietnam together with local trade promotion agencies. It provided an opportunity to network and hear directly from key figures in Vietnam and New Zealand to gain a better understanding of the benefits of the two countries’ trade relations, particularly as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is about to enter into force. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Ta Van Thong gave the attendees an overview of Vietnam’s economy, its CPTPP commitments relating to the domestic business environment, and support … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 21/12
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If the post-summer blues is kicking in and you’re dreading your 9-5 life as the days grow shorter, then there could be another way. While we've all been slaving away at the office, digital nomads have been getting a much sweeter deal in some of the most beautiful places in the world – and it's been dubbed the future of work and travel. It's no secret that millennials are increasingly sacking off traditional career paths in favour of something a little more flexible – and fun. They're over the assumption that work can only be done from the confines of an office, and popular careers like blogging, coding and software development all lend themselves well to the remote setup. Figures suggest there's a growing trend towards the freelance lifestyle too. According to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, between 2008 and 2016 the number of freelancers in the UK increased by 43%, to almost two million. The … [Read more...] about Are these the most exotic cowork spaces around the world?
Nellie Bowles, New York Times Published 6:58 am PDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 FILE-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, had a difficult relationship with her father. FILE-- Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, had a difficult relationship with her father. Photo: Wikimedia Commons FILE-- In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San Francisco. less FILE-- In this April 24, 1984 file photo, Steve Jobs, left, chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley, center, president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San ... more Photo: Sal Veder, Associated Press Click through this slideshow to see … [Read more...] about In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?
With welcoming people, and a fabulous climate, loads of options for study, travel and leisure, Spain is a brilliant place to spend all or part of a Gap Year learning Spanish and soaking up the culture. Here are ten very good reasons why: 1. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with 410 million speakers. Depositphotos It is an incredibly useful language to learn, and picking it up in Spain is a springboard into Hispanic culture. The Spanish are delighted when you make an effort to speak the language, and will give you praise, encouragement and an enthusiastic response, even if you make mistakes. Having a good level of Spanish will make you more attractive to future employers, open your mind to another culture and way of life, and open doors to employment and adventure. 2.There are lots of great opportunities to work and study. Spain has excellent language schools, sports academies and clubs, choirs, orchestras, independent startups and … [Read more...] about Ten really great reasons to take a Gap Year in Spain